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Regular Departments
January 1962

Diagnostic Stomatology: A Clinical Pathological Approach.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;75(1):94. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740040098012

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Abstract

Here is a text that fills a long-felt need of otolaryngologists. A very large proportion of patients noticing a mouth lesion comes to the throat specialist for a first opinion. I am sure that the experience of most laryngologists is not too different from that of this reviewer. We dig deep into our treasury of ignorance, and unless the lesion be one that is so common that its diagnosis is self-evident or unless it is one closely paralleling another that we recently have had diagnosed for us by our betters, we come up with no answer. If the Kahn test is negative, or if silver nitrate applications or a simple mouth wash or perchance tincture of time does not effect a cure we then turn for help. If the lesion is gingival, to the dentist with it; if lingual, buccal, or labial, to the dermatologist with it. And it is

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